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Wendell Scott Race Car goes to High School; Continued

Wendell Scott story continued:

The information for this part of the Wendell Scott story is provided by one of our readers. You are going to like what this high school class is doing!


By: Chris Overfeld

This is a previous project of this Salem, VA High School class!

In the first part of the story about Wendell Scott we showed you some of his old Barn Find Race cars and a couple of videos about his career. Now it is time to see how this man is still making history today long after his death. Chris Overfield is a High School Motorsports instructor in Salem, VA. Which is close to Danville where Wendell Scott lived. Wendell’s wife, Mary, and his youngest daughter, Sybill, know that Overfield’s class is starting on the recreation of one of Wendell’s cars and are supportive of their efforts. It is a tribute car that will be the red/orange Torino that he had during the 69-70 season before he crashed it in NJ.

This a picture of Wendell Scott and his Torino from back in the day. This is the motivation behind the tribute car.

The wrecked race car is the same chassis that became Barry Miller’s Benny Parsons race car. If you look closely at the photos on the link to the Parsons car you can see it in the Wendell Scott colors! The class is working with Barry Miller to obtain photos and measurements to get their tribute car as close as they can to the original without spending a ton of greenbacks. The build is being financed by a friend of instructor Overfield.

If you still don’t know who Wendell Scott is them you should also check this site out, Click Here.

 

To date this high school class has the front clip under the car and some of the roll cage done. Overfield says he has spoken to a lot of people and they are all happy the class is doing this tribute car. They are currently working from the back of the car to the front as they have found out the back is the cheapest part of the construction.

If you’ve got projects, you must have a hauler and this High School class has some good supporters!

Here are a couple of updated photos on some of Wendell’s hardware. These are on display at:

The Winston Cup Museum OFFICE 336.724.4557 FAX 336.724.4558 1355 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 www.winstoncupmuseum.com

If you have some Wendell Scott stories, other old racing stories or High School Class projects you want to share please pass them along to us at Richard@LegendaryCollectorCar.com.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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